Costa da Morte

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A coastal site including some marine areas. It includes several small islands, cliffs, beaches, sand-dunes, littoral lagoons, estuaries and marshes. The main human activity is fishing.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding and passage seabirds and waders (Charadriiformes).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from fisheries, fires, tourism and illegal hunting.

Protected areas
National Low International None7 ha of IBA covered by Natural Site of National Interest (Cabo Vilán, 7 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Costa da Morte. Downloaded from on 01/04/2023.